Summer Evening Walk

Tuesday 1st July 2014 Summer Evening Walk   Our first summer outside meeting will certainly go down in “Valley Girls WI history” as we were blessed with the balmiest of summer evenings. We met in the car park of the Hand Hotel and were given some background information from Ros Stockdale, about the Area of […]


AGM – Leeds

Saturday 7th June 2014 National federation of Women’s Institutes AGM – Leeds   Myself (Gail – President) and Kate (Secretary) felt extremely privileged to be able to go to our first AGM within our first year in the WI.   It took place in Leeds in the First Direct Arena where over 5,000 women gathered […]


Bake & Take…and clothes swap

Tuesday 3rd June 2014 Bake & Take….plus clothes swap   What a fab evening! Members were asked to bake or “make” a dish,  savoury or sweet to add to a summer buffet. Some lovely dishes! So that was the bake….the take comes in the recipes being printed out for members to try out at home. […]


Speed Crafting

Tuesday 6th May 2014 Speed Crafting Think Speed Dating….but with crafts!! This activity was a HUGE hit! Ladies had 10 minutes at each of the five tables. Every table being led by one of our very own Valley Girls! Oh you are a creative bunch!   There was Jude showing how to make popm-poms in […]


Promotional Stand

Sunday 4th May 2014 Women’s Festival of Arts and Music   We had a stand at the festival to showcase Valley Girls WI, and show the good old general public what we have been up to in our first few months. The photo display showed that we have been an active little group already.   […]


Self Defence

Tuesday 1st April 2014 Self Defence   In April we were pleased to welcome Steve Stockdale former martial artist world champion, fitness coach and personal trainer (he is also a special needs teacher).     Steve started the session with some stretches and warm up exercises. (which had us all giggling!)         […]



Tuesday 4th March 2014 Singing Local music teacher Eirwen Jones (known fondly by many of the Valley Girls) came along for a singing workshop. We started with some breathing exercises along with sound and note formation. Once we were all warmed up and relaxed Eirwen then led us in a few familiar songs in both […]

felt balls


Tuesday 4th February 2014 Felting   Jayne of “Sew Plain Jayne”  started with a demonstration of how to make a piece of flat felt. This took a fair but of muscle power and elbow grease combining crafting with working out!!       She then went on to show us how to make those very […]


Bollywood Dancing

Tuesday 7th January 2014 Bollywood Dancing Our first official meeting, over 60 (!!) ladies came along to the Hand Hotel, to find out a bit more about Valley Girls WI. And to learn a few Bollywood dance moves.   From local dance teacher Julie Thomas.   Ages ranged from mid- 20’s through to one very […]

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